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#26 by Facenapalm
2022-11-10 at 15:53
< report >Greetings! Wikidata user here.

Any plans on filtering VN entries based on external links? Or at least adding external links to response fields? I've noticed there're some VNDb entries connected to Wikidata without a corresponding backlink from Wikidata to VNDb. I'm interested in getting the list of such entries.
#27 by Yorhel
2022-11-12 at 13:03
< report >I'm still trying to figure out how to expose the external links section, there's surprisingly many options to consider. In the mean time, I had already written a query some time ago to list all VNDB items without a Wikidata backlink. You could script around a CSV export of that, though it's not ideal for long-term automated synchronization.
#28 by Facenapalm
2022-11-12 at 23:41
< report >Thanks, this query is more than enough. Wasn't planning the long-term automated synchronization anyway, I was interested in analysis and probably one-time semi-automated import.

But it looks like the relation is too ambiguous to import external IDs automatically. I see some Wikidata items got linked from several VNDb entries (for instance, some VNDb entries are linked to video game series item, not the separate games items). I guess it makes sence if you want to have a link to Wikipedia article in the first place, but generally Wikidata is aiming at having a separate item for each entity.
#29 by Facenapalm
2022-11-13 at 00:36
< report >I have connected about 400 Wikidata items to VNDb tho. Cheers!
#30 by Yorhel
2022-11-13 at 07:03
< report >
I guess it makes sence if you want to have a link to Wikipedia article in the first place, but generally Wikidata is aiming at having a separate item for each entity.
We've found in many cases that Wikidata doesn't have a separate entitity for the VN. But where it does, yes, we certainly should link to the appropriate game entry and not the franchise.

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